Yesterday United Voice members from across the state converged on the Southport Magistrates court on the Gold Coast for a silent protest calling for an end to violence against ambulance officers. The rally organised by United Voice member Kyla Golds and supported by your union, saw more than 100 emergency service officers band together to show their support. Nurses, fire fighters, police and doctors joined ambulance officers and the wider community to ensure the message was loud and clear: Zero Tolerance for assaults on ambulance officers. Media were out in force to cover the protest, ensuring the important message reached Queenslanders right across the state.
United Voice members also held a rally at the Bundaberg courthouse where another case of an assault on an ambulance officer was being heard.
UV members were also outside the Townsville courthouse yesterday to show their support for the #ZeroTolerance message. State MP for Thuringowa and former UV delegate and paramedic Aaron Harper joined the gathering to lend his voice and support to this important issue.
Photos from the rallies can be viewed on the CodeOne Facebook page.
A huge thank you to rally organisers Kyla and Greg Golds and everyone who was able to attend to show strong solidarity.